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Teacher education and the development of democratic citizenship in Europe : Introduction (2020)


Raiker, A., & Rautiainen, M. (2020). Teacher education and the development of democratic citizenship in Europe : Introduction. In A. Raiker, M. Rautiainen, & B. Saqipi (Eds.), Teacher Education and the Development of Democratic Citizenship in Europe (pp. 1-16). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429030550-1


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Raiker, Andrea; Rautiainen, Matti

Parent publication: Teacher Education and the Development of Democratic Citizenship in Europe

Parent publication editors: Raiker, Andrea; Rautiainen, Matti; Saqipi, Blerim

ISBN: 978-0-367-14149-3

eISBN: 978-0-429-03055-0

Publication year: 2020

Pages range: 1-16

Publisher: Routledge

Place of Publication: Abingdon

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429030550-1

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67601


Abstract

The English novelist and writer George Orwell, who was concerned about the quality of the English language in relation to politics, maintained in his essay Politics and the English Language (1946) that the word ‘democracy’ had a variety of interpretations and that it was impossible to extract its essence from them to create a single meaning. His perception still has relevance today. It raises the fundamental question investigated by this book: if democracy, and hence democratic citizenship, cannot be defined, how can it be taught? There is no doubt that throughout Europe, countries consider themselves to be democratic, but what does this mean, ideologically and practically? And how do these countries pass on their conceptions of democracy through education so that their young people can act as democratic citizens?


Keywords: teacher training; democracy; citizenship

Free keywords: democratic citizenship; Europe


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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

JUFO rating: 3


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